bibliophile: rock the shack

“the expanding small house movement serves as a direct reaction against the excessive consumption and superfluousness of the past- a cultural striptease that becomes more enticing the more it takes off.”

the quote above really struck a chord with us while reading the awe inspiring book we discovered over the holidays, rock the shack: the architecture of cabins, cocoons, and hideouts. although we love luxury, this book has us thinking about going off the grid! if you’re in need of amazing getaway inspiration look no further, rock the shack has 240 pages of dwellings that connect people back with nature, from intricately detailed cabins to sparse tree houses. we chose a couple of our favorite hideouts below, including hut on sleds by crosson clarke carnachan architects, polyhedron habitable by manuel villa architects, and villa asserbo by eentileen with facit homes. every project in the book is unique and intriguing, while promoting the idea of sustainable living.

 

 

hot off the press: roco mag

we are so honored and excited to share kp’s feature in roco mag’s issue no. 8! not only is roco a wonderful source of inspiration, but it is one of our favorite, go-to quarterly magazines. we would like to sincerely thank them for the feature, but most of all for their kind words. kp is grateful to be able to share her passion for design and all things vintage with people across the globe! her inspiration comes from anything; a colorful old schoolhouse she saw across town, to a beautiful array of flowers she saw while walking her three pugs. beauty is everywhere in everything, and her shop, rummage, is also a  perfect example of her talented eye. we again would like to thank roco mag for the feature and ability to spread inspiration globally! check out the entire feature below, and be sure to subscribe for additional inspiration!

our week

we cannot believe march is almost over already! we hope that no one suffered any losses in our monday morning quake here in la. one of our cabinets was slightly scratched up after a sconce fell and broke one of our newest candlesticks. thankfully, this was all the damage, but still a little sad. speaking of the shop, our wonderful shop girl, lynne, will be leaving us for a new adventure! while we are so very sad to see her go, she has some pretty exciting plans coming up so we can’t help but be happy for her! this of course means that rummage is looking for a new candidate with a positive, team player spirit and a love for all things vintage! see our post here for all of the details and spread the word. we will be scheduling interviews this weekend and enjoying a little cool down in the weather! kp and the pups are enjoying their new yard to the fullest, and petey man has finally joined the enthusiasm for grass! as an adopted guy, we aren’t sure what his previous experience with a backyard was, but it took him a few months to warm up to playing in the yard. be sure to follow kp on instagram and twitter, and like us on facebook for plenty of pug photos and project progress photos all throughout the week!

wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing weekend! – dh

this guy, with his beautiful colors and patterns, was hanging out at kp’s house

somebody in the office has a weird obsession of matches, but we do have to agree that these are kind of a must have!

we just bought some of these adorable knobs for a client’s playroom! can’t wait to have them installed!

we’ve been swooning over these vibrant and seriously affordable vintage inspired vases all week!

someone is working on a gallery wall and this mondrian inspired print is a perfect addition!

we think this simple succulent wreath would make for a great housewarming gift for someone this spring!

this insider’s guide to los angeles includes kp’s favorite park, and just gave us a few new restaurants to check out

one of the next museum exhibits we are itching to get to is this one at the autry right now! has anybody been already?

just a silly gift for that nerdy man in your life! a great piece for him to keep on his desk and think of you!

rummage is hiring!

we’re looking for someone special to fill this position! self-motivated, responsible candidates with a positive attitude, a love for all things vintage and a team player spirit, please apply!

job duties include sales, customer service, photographing and entering inventory, retouching images, maintaining shop website and social media platforms, creating marketing/promotional materials for mailers, communicating with vendors and clients, organizing rentals and designer memos, conceptualizing window displays and showroom aesthetics, and maintaining overall shop appearances. must have experience with retail pos systems, excellent verbal and written skills, and a proficiency in photoshop is a must!

the position is full time, mon-fri with an occasional saturday, or tues-sat if you’d prefer, 1030am-6p/hourly wage tbd based on experience. training to begin next week!

if you or someone you know fits the bill, please email us at info@rummagehome.com

our week

where did the first two weeks of march go?! these past two weeks flew by, but wow are we exhausted! last week kp jetted off to nyc for a few days for a shoot with elle decor! uh, can we say ecstatic, honored, and so grateful? we cannot wait to share all of the details with you, and don’t worry, the wait won’t be long at all. the rest of us have been shopping and searching high to low for all of the perfect pieces for three wonderful clients. with two homes close to completion and the third just moved into, we are getting right into that time of ‘ah, finally we can see all the hard work’, which we all know is the grand prize! not to mention, the appreciation of clients who now get to enjoy their homes to the fullest! this week has also been full of wonderful events! wednesday night kp attended the arteriors opening, and last night we all ventured to downtown for the one king’s lane and hunter’s alley event! on another high note, the shop has been busier than ever recently and, as bittersweet as the letting go of our favorite objects can be, we are pretty excited to bring in fresh finds for you. if you haven’t checked in lately, stop by the rummage site to see many new pieces, and some great sale items. as always, be sure to follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for updates all throughout the week!

cheers to enjoying a sunny and beautiful weekend ahead! – dh

just our bundled up beauty braving the cold in nyc!!

somebody has a real obsession with st. germain liqueur and might be a wine-o, so this cocktail should just be named after her.

i mean, we aren’t so much the rustic types, but check out all of this perfectly, gorgeous stained cement. absolutely a wanderlust list addition!

rummage is now on chairish! check out some serious steals featured on this exclusive site!

ever struggle with finding the perfect pillow combo for your sofa? kp shared her secrets with family circle to ease all of your worries!

these shelves are very scandinavian, but could be worked into so many different styles of decor. we absolutely love the unique design!

we are so in love with what this photographer is doing! our favorite creative people are those using their talent to make a real difference!

of course we had to share these andy warhol pug prints we stumbled across. do you ever see a pug and not immediately say ‘awww’?

we’re going way back on one of our favorite blogs and swooning over this adorable outdoor space all over again!

this art installation in a lake is so simple and unique. it is always inspiring just to see what other people create, and recognize how differently our minds work!

one of the ladies was hunting for a housewarming gift for a guy friend, and pretty sure these nailed it! how funny!

art house: henrique oliveira

we sure wish we had the chance to visit the palais de tokyo this past summer, so we could marvel at the custom wood installation by brazilian artist henrique oliveira. the architectural anthropomorphism, as the museum called it,  plays off the building’s existing structure, surrounding visitors in a twisted, knotted exploration of a tree-like structure. the installation is made from recycled tapume wood sticks, a typical material used in brazilian construction, the artist’s home country. the interplay of organic materials, with a man-made dimension, joins a growing trend of biologically inspired design. below you can see multiple views of the installation at the palais de tokyo, and also some beautiful examples of his previous work. to find out more about oliveira and his painterly wood installations, check out his website!

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hot off the press: family circle

it is so common to find yourself stumped on throw pillows for your sofa! in the store you may fall in love with a pair of pillows, but when you get home they just are not quite the fabulous trio with your sofa. well, kp knows how to effortlessly dress a beautiful sofa and she is gracious in sharing her secrets! this month, family circle asked her to share a few tips with all of you in their ‘get inspired’ feature! we are flattered they asked for our advice and of course, happy to share. see her tips below, and be sure to pick up your march copy of family circle!